Arts & Entertainment

Welcome to the Arts & Entertainment Community! In this community, members will find resources that assist in their education and development of skills needed to excel in these areas of interest. You’ll also find blogs, career development resources, and career opportunities in these areas of focus.


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How To Stay Motivated During Finals Week

Finals Week is here!! Check out these great study/ well-being tips to help you get through this stressful week!!

Tip #1: Make sure that you recharge. In between all those long study sessions, make sure that you are taking breaks …

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How to Set Career Goals

It is never too early to set career goals! Setting clear goals can actually help you accomplish all that you want! It is easy as 3 steps: Reflect, Research, and Take Action!

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Goin Global Basic Information

Goin Global is an AMAZING resource for any student looking for a job or internship throughout the globe, especially our international students!! It has tons of resources:

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Career Resources

Acting / Theatre Resources

Below are various resources linked to the fields of theatre, film, fine arts, history, museum studies, music, photography, and writing.

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Viking Connections

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Alumni, Community Experts
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Kristi Moynihan

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Illinois, Chicago
  • Academic Operations Administrator for Masters programs in Art Education and Art Therapy School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Angie Sharp

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  • Moline, Illinois
  • News Anchor for "Good Morning Quad Cities" WQAD-TV

Skill Building Courses

NEW COURSE: Career and Life Design: Strategies for Career Success

Laura Kestner-Ricketts & Shelby Olson
New J-Term Course designed for juniors and seniors focused on Career Success! Develop short- and long-term career strategies Dive into…

ENGL-298 Career Discovery (1 Credits)

McDowell, Joseph (Lecture)
This class provides a personalized framework for English majors to help them discover how they might apply their major after…

Cinematography: Maya

Aaron F. Ross
While Maya’s cameras offer you a tremendous amount of creative freedom (even more than real-world cameras), their controls can be…

The Art of Photo Composition

Tracey Clark
Have you ever been excited about taking a picture, only to find yourself disappointed by the results? Practice and failure…

Cinematic Composition for Video Productions

Eduardo Angel
Composition is one of the least understood yet most important aspects of video. Like good storytelling, in order to achieve…

Designing with the Golden Ratio

Michael Ruocco
Many of the world’s most beautiful things share the same golden ratio (approximately 1.618). This ancient proportion lends order and…

The Elements of Composition for Illustrators

Mary Jane Begin
Understanding how to arrange the elements of a composition is critical to a successful final piece. Like the skeleton of…

Creating a Hand-Drawn Type Portrait

Von Glitschka
Watch a professional artist at work, Von Glitschka, as he creates a type-based portrait, or “type face,” of director Alfred…

Photography: Exploring Composition

Taz Tally
In photography, composition isn’t everything…but it’s close. Effective composition can make a photo far more powerful by drawing the viewer’s…

Painting and Developing a Composition

Mary Jane Begin
We asked illustrator Mary Jane Begin to create a brand-new composition from three (surprise) elements. The goal? To teach members…

5-Day Photo Challenge: Composition

Ben Long
How do you get better at photography? By challenging yourself every day. In this five-day photo challenge, Ben Long introduces…

Graphic Design History: The Arts and Crafts Movement

Sean Adams
Learning about graphic design concepts and approaches of the past can help inform and inspire your work in the present.…

Learning Cinematography: 1 Narrative Fundamentals

Bill Dill
Creative decision making lies at the core of great filmmaking. To shoot a movie, you need to understand how the…

Learning Cinematography: 2 Working on Set

Bill Dill
The Cinematography series with ASC cinematographer and professor Bill Dill covers what you need to know to shoot a modern…

Learning Cinematography: 3 Hands On Techniques

Bill Dill
The Cinematography series with cinematographer and professor Bill Dill, ASC, covers useful, practical information that can help aspiring cinematographers bring their motion…

Creating a Short Film: 07 Cinematography

Chad Perkins
The 13-part Creating a Short Film training series showcases what it actually takes to create a short film—from the brainstorming…

Photography: Advanced Composition

Ben Long
What makes a good photo? Understanding why a composition works—or why it doesn’t—can be difficult. However, by analyzing images and…

The Elements of Effective Photographs

Natalie Fobes
Many elements come together to make an effective photo, whether it’s a magazine cover shot or a photo of a…

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